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Associate Director of Finance

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Full Time
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Job Description

The Associate Director of Finance is responsible for the financial compliance oversight within the financial operations of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), the university's largest research institute with over $40 million in annual sponsored funding. The successful candidate will work with VTTI Fiscal team, the Research Administration team, VTTI Divisions/Centers, the Controller's Office, the VT Office of Sponsored Programs, VT Procurement, VTTI Contracts, VTTI Pre-award, and VT Risk Management to ensure compliance with State, Federal, and University guidelines and procedures. The Associate Director of Finance will report directly to the VTTI Chief Finance Officer on all compliance matters including monthly certifications, monthly reconciliations, transaction reviews, oversight of participant payment processes, records retention, cost transfers, various audit/compliance responses, and effort certifications. Will review and update internal VTTI procedures and guidelines as needed. Supervises the VTTI post award and fiscal staff. Responsible for oversight of the VTTI service center finances, which include monthly analysis, annual rate review, along with annual financial reports. Oversee the department quarterly returned overhead allocation. Review and approve various purchases. Review and approve wage and graduate student hiring needs. Provide various training when needed. Serves as the Assistant Treasurer of the VTT, LLC, which is an affiliate of Virginia Tech. Manage the department’s vehicle loaner/lease inventory by ensuring required insurance is up to date. Lead the federal owned equipment inventory process at VTTI and manages other department inventory and surplus needs.

A criminal conviction check will be required.

Required Qualifications

- Advanced degree in management, accounting, finance, or related field. A bachelor's degree with significant relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
- Demonstrated supervisory experience.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and in a team environment.
- Working knowledge of accounting and operating compliance requirements.
- Demonstrated understanding of university, state, and/or federal policies and guidelines.
- Proven skills in updating or creating written procedures and guidelines.
- Organized and detail orientated.
- Experience in performing various financial analysis and reports.
- Experience with standard office software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation utilities.
- Ability to multitask and work independently to prioritize assignments and train others in a high volume, team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

- Previous work experience in a research organization.
- Experience managing multiple funding sources (e.g. State funding, foundation funding, external funding).
- Experience using advance features of spreadsheet programs.
- Experience with large enterprise financial and reporting systems.
- Advanced Certification (e.g. CPA, CRA, CMA).

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisa Eichelberger at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: October 21, 2021
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